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13 locals (including six Utes) invited to 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

Six Utes, three Aggies, three T'Birds and a Cougar were all invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, which will take...

Greene's punt return helps Jaguars beat Titans 19-13

Rashad Greene returned a punt 63 yards, setting up Blake Bortles' 5-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas with 3:30 remaining, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 19-13 on... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Chiefs' Smith on verge of record for errorless pass attempts

Just try to ask Chiefs coach Andy Reid about the remarkable streak of passes that Alex Smith has thrown this season without an interception. Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Doug Robinson: A sad ending for the Manning story

Peyton Manning in decline recalls Willie Mays flailing at the ball late in his career and aging Muhammad Ali leaning on the ropes dazed ... it's not the kind of ending anyone envisioned for such... Read more »

Nov. 19, 2015

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Ex-NFL QB Doug Flutie says both parents die in same hour

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other. Read more »

Nov. 18, 2015

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FanDuel suspending daily fantasy sports for NY players

Daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel said Tuesday it's temporarily suspending entry in paid contests for New York players, while the state attorney general sued to halt what he considers illegal gambling by both FanDuel and DraftKings. Read more »

Nov. 17, 2015

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Texans send Bengals to 1st loss, 10-6 behind backup TJ Yates

It figures that T.J. Yates and the Texans would be the ones to finally knock off the Bengals. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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Reports: Peyton Manning has tear in plantar fascia

Peyton Manning has a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. Read more »

Nov. 16, 2015

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NFL roundup: Patriots down Giants with 54-yard field goal to remain unbeaten

Stephen Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday kept the New England Patriots unbeaten with a 27-26 victory over the New York Giants. Read more »

Nov. 15, 2015

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Rex's place: Bills beat Jets in Ryan's return, 22-17

Rex Ryan's return to the Meadowlands was a successful one. Read more »

Nov. 12, 2015

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Dennis Pitta headed to season-ending injured reserve, won't play for Ravens in 2015

Former BYU tight end Dennis Pitta, who has had two hip surgeries in as many years, will not play in 2015 for the Baltimore Ravens and will be placed on injured reserve, the team announced Wednesday. Read more »

Nov. 11, 2015

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Miller's 1-handed TD grab lifts Bears over Chargers, 22-19

Zach Miller made a one-handed grab of a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler with 3:19 to go, and the Chicago Bears beat the San Diego Chargers 22-19 on Monday night. Read more »

Nov. 9, 2015

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NFL roundup: Panthers stay unbeaten by downing Packers

Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score Sunday, and the Carolina Panthers took an important step toward securing home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a... Read more »

Nov. 8, 2015

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Morning links: Max Hall getting second chance as high school coach; LDS missionary hoops it up

Former BYU quarterback serving as high school offensive coordinator in Arizona after arrest last year; Utah native and Gonzaga-bound guard Jesse Wade appears in video from mission; former Weber... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2015

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Dalton leads way, Bengals beat Browns 31-10 to reach 8-0

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes to Tyler Eifert and played lead blocker on Mohamed Sanu's reverse Thursday night, keeping the Cincinnati Bengals unbeaten with a 31-10 victory over the... Read more »

Nov. 5, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Time for NFL to get serious about PEDs

The NFL has an injury problem and its players are freakishly bigger and faster (and more dangerous) than ever. It's probably not just because they lift weights and eat a lot. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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See how local players fared in the NFL during Week 8

Two former Utah Utes were standouts in Kansas City's blowout win over the Detroit Lions, which was played in London. Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt, name Mike Mularkey interim coach

Tennessee controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk had been thinking of making a coaching change for weeks, and team President Steve Underwood said they caught Mike Mularkey a bit off-guard Tuesday... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Morning links: Jimmer a Knick soon?; ESPN ranks Jakob Poeltl, Kyle Collinsworth; Steve Smith's future uncertain

New York Post reports that former BYU star could quickly get back to the NBA; Beehive State college basketball players in top quarter of Top 100 list; former Ute may not retire this season after... Read more »

Nov. 3, 2015

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Morning links: Ziggy Ansah, Alex Smith get in a scuffle; former Taylorsville High star World Series hero

Former Cougar and Ute clash in London; Christian Colon gets go-ahead run for Royals in 12th inning of series clincher; Utah State coach named a possibility to take job in Blacksburg. Read more »

Nov. 2, 2015

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NFL roundup: Brees' 7 TDs help Saints top Giants, 52-49 on last-second FG

Oakland quarterback Derek Carr threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns to help the Raiders race past the Jets 34-20. Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015

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Ravens wide receiver, former Ute Steve Smith out for season with torn Achilles

Steve Smith Sr. torn the Achilles tendon in his right foot during the Baltimore Ravens' 29-26 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Prior to the year, Smith announced this would be... Read more »

Nov. 1, 2015

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Fantasy sports industry agrees to work with government to develop ‘strong integrity programs’

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Gambling on daily fantasy sports has been a rare exception to the federal ban on sports betting. The booming industry has some fans betting thousands of dollars, and the FBI is now investigating... Read more »

Oct. 31, 2015

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Brady, Patriots rout Dolphins 36-7 to improve to 7-0

Even when they look sluggish, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots still dominate. Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Update planned for Los Angeles Coliseum that could bring NFL

The University of Southern California announced preliminary plans Thursday for extensive renovations for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that could make it a stage for the 2024 Olympic Games and... Read more »

Oct. 29, 2015

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Locals NFL roundup and photo gallery for week 7: Steve Smith gives referees a Yelp review

A former BYU Cougar and long-time NFL veteran both came back to have solid games for the Detroit Lions, highlighting the locals' efforts for week 7. Read more »

Oct. 27, 2015

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Johnson rolls over defender, Cardinals beat Ravens 26-18

Chris Johnson rushed for 122 yards, 62 on a play where he rolled over the belly of a big defender and kept on running, and the Arizona Cardinals barely held off a late rally to beat the Baltimore... Read more »

Oct. 26, 2015

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Wilson, Seahawks rule rivalry with 49ers again in 20-3 win

Russell Wilson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Lockett late in the first half, Marshawn Lynch jumped the pile for a 1-yard score, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-3... Read more »

Oct. 22, 2015

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Locals roundup for Week 6 of the NFL season

Former Utah Ute Steve Smith Sr. returned to action and looked in prime form, leading the way for the locals last week. Read more »

Oct. 20, 2015

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Murray, Carroll lead Eagles to 27-7 win over Giants

A tenacious defense bailed out Sam Bradford and made Eli Manning miserable. Read more »

Oct. 19, 2015

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NFL roundup: Newton throws TD pass with :32 to play, Panthers top Seahawks

Andy Dalton threw three touchdown passes and the unbeaten Cincinnati Bengals won their sixth straight to match the team's best start to a season with a 34-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Read more »

Oct. 18, 2015

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Morning links: Kyle Van Noy to see increased role; Alex Smith trying to rally Chiefs; Tony Finau on Ryder Cup team?

Former BYU Cougar linebacker trying to overcome injuries, inconsistency in Detroit; Ex-Ute leading reeling Chiefs; Utah golfer predicted to earn spot on prestigious squad. Read more »

Oct. 16, 2015

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Brees, Watson help Saints stun Falcons, 31-21

Proud veterans Drew Brees and Ben Watson summoned their best performances of the season and restored a bit of swagger to the recently reeling Saints. Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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Tom Brady on Deflategate, Gisele and Trump

Tom Brady has four Super Bowl rings, is a future Hall of Famer and his New England Patriots are off to a 4-0 start, and yet he's still quick to mention his 199th rank in the draft more than a... Read more »

Oct. 15, 2015

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Locals in the NFL roundup for week five: Orchard shines; Davis out for year

Former Utah Ute Nate Orchard had a big game while former Utah State Aggie Will Davis suffered a season-ending ACL injury. Read more »

Oct. 14, 2015

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Spurrier resigns, takes blame for South Carolina's slide

Steve Spurrier said Tuesday that he made the decision to resign as South Carolina's head coach because the team was heading in the wrong direction. Read more »

Oct. 13, 2015

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California first state to ban ‘Redskins’ name for public school teams, mascots

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California became the first state to ban public schools from using the term “Redskins” as a team name or mascot under a law signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Read more »

Oct. 12, 2015

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Bell's 1-yard TD run at buzzer lifts Steelers over Chargers

SAN DIEGO — Le'Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard wildcat run as time expired to give Mike Vick and the Pittsburgh Steelers a stunning 24-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2015

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NFL roundup: Manning's TD pass with 0:21 left lifts Giants past 49ers

Larry Donnell's spectacular catch over two 49ers with 21 seconds remaining lifted the New York Giants past San Francisco 30-27 on Sunday night, capping Eli Manning's sensational clutch performance. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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BYU legend Steve Young talks Tanner Mangum, Taysom Hill ahead of Utah visit for foundation event

Former BYU great Steve Young returns to Utah next week to host the Forever Young Foundation's Give Salt Lake event at the University of Utah. Read more »

Oct. 11, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Are there dangers with fantasy sports and gambling? You bet

The danger of sports gambling is that the fundamental nature of the fan experience will change. The DraftKings scandal is an example of dangers that lurk. Read more »

Oct. 8, 2015

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Colts could be out of Luck on Thursday night

han a losing week, nothing bugs Pro Picks more than having no spread on a Thursday night game. Read more »

Oct. 7, 2015

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UCLA's injured LB Myles Jack drops out, heads to NFL

Injured UCLA linebacker Myles Jack has dropped out of school, and he plans to enter the NFL draft next year. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Ansah, Wagner or Weddle: Which local had the best weekend performance in NFL action?

Ezekiel Ansah, Bobby Wagner and Eric Weddle each made several positive plays in their respective games during Week 4 of the NFL season. Who had the best weekend? Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Chancellor's big play allows Seattle to beat Detroit 13-10

With one big punch, Kam Chancellor showed his importance to the Seattle Seahawks. Read more »

Oct. 6, 2015

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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin fired 4 games into his 4th season

Joe Philbin was fired Monday four games into his fourth season as coach of the Miami Dolphins, and one day after a flop on an international stage that apparently sealed his fate. Read more »

Oct. 5, 2015

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NFL roundup: Saints stun Cowboys; Broncos stay unbeaten; Rams knock off Cardinals

Devonta Freeman scored three touchdowns and the Atlanta Falcons remained unbeaten, romping to a 48-21 victory over the hapless Houston Texans on Sunday. Read more »

Oct. 4, 2015

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Hollis: Utah Jazz preseason is already here, but what's the rush?

Is the start of the Utah Jazz season getting here way too soon? With high school, college and pro football in full swing, and the Major League Baseball playoffs just around the corner, it seems... Read more »

Oct. 3, 2015

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Ravens rally late, top Steelers 23-20 in overtime

Justin Tucker made a 52-yard field goal with 5:08 left in overtime to give the Baltimore Ravens a 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015

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Injuries can change a season for a team, but media attention may make it seem like more

Injuries can change a season for a player or team, but are there more of them in the modern game? Or does more media attention make it seem like there are more injuries? Read more »

Oct. 1, 2015

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